Saturday, May 18, 2024

May 19, 2024

Register your child for VBS.
Also, if you are Child Protection Policy (CPP) approved, consider volunteering for VBS.

Go to tbcgrkidz.blogspot.com/p/vbs.html

This Week's Supported Worker is Rochelle Visser

Toddler
Singing Praise in God’s House
God wants us to sing praises to Him in church.
2 Chron. 5:11 – 14
Psalm 47:6

PreK/ K
God Honored His People
God honors those who honor Him.
Esther 5, 6
Prov 21:21

1st  SS
God Saved a Queen
God controls kings and history
Esther 2:1-9:4
Prov 21:1

2nd-3rd SS
Jesus Conquered Death
Jesus conquered sin and death by rising from the dead
Various passages
1 Cor 15:14

4th–5th SS
Time Wise
God commands us to redeem our time because the world needs him.
Prov 6:6-11; Eph 5:14-16
Eph 5:15, 16

1st–5th  CC
Paul on Trial in Jerusalem
God is in control of circumstances and works all things together for God.
Acts 21:37 – 26:32
Acts 20:27, 28

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Camp is Great! Church is Better!!

Pray for the summer camp staff.
Pray for the kids who made decisions at camp!  
Pray they would grow closer and closer to God during camp!

Pray they would grow a deeper connection with a local church.
While camp is great, one week a summer is not enough for genuine spiritual growth.  

While exciting summer camps are awesome.  C.S. Lewis wrote,  "The church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ."
I have loved speaking Biblical truth into the lives of campers of all ages, kids to adults, during a week in the summer.
Even more so, I love being part of the church's weekly, even daily, ministry in the lives of individuals and families.

CAMP IS GREAT!
In sharing my testimony, I always say that at the age of twelve, I was saved at a junior high camp.  I usually say something like this: "It was there that God grabbed a hold of my heart.  I do not remember the speaker or the sermon.  I do remember being overwhelmed by the fact that I could not live the life God wanted me to live in my own strength.  I repented of my sin and called out to Jesus to save me."
I am very thankful for Christian camps. I had many great experiences at camp as a child, which is why I send my children to camp, why I served as a counselor at camp in college, why I love speaking at camp, and why I serve on the board at Camp Patmos.   
BUT Church is Better!!
I am very thankful for so many great camps, Camp Patmos is a camp I was involved with in Ohio. In their mission statement, they share that it "exists to assist the church by impacting lives for Christ through a serving staff and relevant programs grounded in the Word of God." 
Camp provides an intense, focused time outside the everyday routines of life.  This intense focus on chapels, devotionals, and many other things provides great opportunities for growth, but living from camp to camp is not how God designed us to live.    While time a short time at camp is refreshing, the church provides ongoing encouragement (Hebrews 10:24, 25) and edification (Ephesians 4:11-15).

Sunday, May 5, 2024

May 5, 2024

This Week's supported worker is Rochelle Visser

Toddler
Samuel Obeys God
God wants us to obey Him.
1 Sam 3:10 - 20
Jer. 42:6

PreK/ K
God Directed His People
God sets up and takes down kings and queens.
Romans 13:1

1st  SS
Serious Text Message
God holds people accountable for their actions
Daniel 5
Psalm 9:8

2nd-3rd SS
Jesus Illustrated His Death
Jesus gave us a way to remember His death.
Luke 22:7 23
Luke 22:19

4th–5th SS
Body Wise
God wants us to respect our bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Various Passages
1st–5th  CC

Riot in Ephesus
God’s powerful Word changes lives in a mighty way.
Acts 18:23 – 20:1
Eph 2:8 – 10 -  ASK YOUR CHILD IF THEY SAID Ephesians 2:8-9

Seeds Family Worship song on Ephesians 2:8 (Didn't sing this, but I thought it would be helpful)

The ShareFaith Kids video on this passage of scripture.


Thursday, May 2, 2024

Day of Prayer

Today is 2024's National Day of Prayer
Remember to pray, not just today but every day.



Here is the Prayer resource from last night's
Pray & Play Night


This Sunday's sermon passage is Romans 12:1 - 2

  • A guide to help your prayer life is the Bible and Romans 12, which is full of prayer items.
    • Fighter Verse Devotional on Romans 12:1 - 2.  The opening paragraph, "Romans 12:1 - 2, opens a new section of the Apostle Paul's letter.  After explaining the Christian's justification, sanctification, and glorification in chapters 1 - 11, he now turns to what would be the sacred response in the heart of a believer in Christ Jesus our Lord.  You can hear Paul's shepherding heart in the way he begins, 'I appeal to you.'  The Greek word for "appeal" is parakaleo.  The word envisions one coming alongside you, putting their arm on your shoulder, earnestly saying, 'I beg you, please.'  And this appeal comes with all the enabling power of the mercies of God explained in Romans 1 - 11."  Click for the full devotional.
    • The above guide "Romans 12:1-2 & Beyond" has questions and prayer helps for Romans 12:11-13.







Saturday, April 27, 2024

April 28, 2024

Parents, two reminders...

Bring the family to the PRAY & PLAY night.  Spend time praying with other families and then playing some board games and other games.
For more info, go to tbcgrkidz.blogspot.com/2024/04/family-prayer-time.html

Register your child for VBS.
Also, if you are Child Protection Policy (CPP) approved, consider volunteering for VBS.
Go to tbcgrkidz.blogspot.com/p/vbs.html

For more about the 1st - 5th grade lesson on Proclaiming Christ, go to the bottom of this page.

This week's supported workers are the Bettigs with TransWorld Radio

Toddler
Samuel Hears God’s Voice
God wants us to obey Him.
1 Sam. 3:10 – 20
Jer. 42:6

PreK/ K
The Friend in the Den.
Jesus, our Friend, answers our prayers.
Daniel 6:12 – 28
Jer. 33:3

1st  SS
Warm Welcome to Three Friends
God gives us the strength & courage to stand for Him.
Daniel 3
Isaiah 41:10a

2nd-3rd SS
Jesus Accepted Sacrificial Service
Jesus deserves our honor and sacrificial devotion.
Mark 4:1 – 11
Phil 2:9, 10

4th–5th SS
Guard Your Mind
God wants us to meditate on His truth & guard our minds from evil.
Rom 12:1, 2; Phil 4:6-8
Romans 12:2

1st–5th  CC
Proclaiming Christ in Athens & Corinth
God wants us to be concerned about the lost.
Acts 17:16 – 18:22
Eph 2:8 – 10

Along with the passage, we discussed the fact that there are many different methods and ways to share the Gospel, and no matter which one you use, it needs to point to repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ.
You can learn more about what was said about evangelism HERE.

We sang this energy filled version of Nothing But the Blood is 


HERE is a Gospel resource.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

AWANA Closing 2024

 AWANA Closing Ceremony




It seems appropriate that the AWANA closing ceremony is during Volunteer Appreciation Week.
As we celebrate the work the children in AWANA did, we also need to thank the workers who served throughout the year.

The AWANA theme is part of 2 Timothy 2:15 "Approved Workman Are Never Ashamed."

If you read earlier in that chapter, Paul writes to Timothy, his spiritual son, "You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." (2:1)
Paul goes on to charge Timothy with sharing this teaching with men who will teach others.

We are thankful for faithful teachers who have shared the truth of God's word with the children this year.

We have three other opportunities to help you and your family grow in God's word.

NEXT WEEK, on May 1st, a PRAY & PLAY time.  You can find out more about this night HERE

June 17 - 20 is our Vaction Bible School.  To register, go HERE

In July, Every Sunday morning we will have a combined Sunday School for parents and kids 2 years - 5th grade.  If you don't have a church home plan to join us.  More info coming soon.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Thank You!!


The church - Trinity Baptist Church and so many other churches - is blessed with so many volunteers.

If you look at our church calendar and the lives of the people, they are filled with so many volunteers.

  • Those who faithfully share God's Word and serve families with teens & kids through AWANA, VBS, youth group, Sunday School, children's church, childcare, and many other ways.
  • Those who come out to help on spring and fall workdays.
  • Those who serve other adults by providing rides to appointments, teaching classes, and sharing a coffee or meal with someone.
Two ways we can bless those who serve are to show appreciation and to pray.

Show your appreciation by saying thanks through spoken words and written words.

Show your appreciation through prayer. Pray for those who serve. Pray that God will help them serve the church well for God's honor and glory. Pray that God will provide the strength, wisdom, and patience to serve the church. 
Part of next week's (May 1st) family prayer time will include praying for those who serve at Trinity Baptist Church.
"And do not neglect to do good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." (Hebrews 13:16)
As we thank and pray for Trinity's volunteers, we must remember that the work one does for God's glory in the church is so much more than doing work without getting paid. 

So much volunteering is disciple-making - growing in your relationship with God and desiring to help others succeed.  It is investing what God has given to him into the lives of others.

A disciple-maker in the nursery understands…
They are helping moms and dads grow by allowing parents to attend classes and sermons.
They are helping babies develop a love for the church by providing a consistent, caring environment.

A disciple-maker in the 2-year-old through kindergarten classes understands…
They are doing so much more than wiping noses and passing out snacks.
They are showing the love of Jesus through their caring actions and creative sharing of Bible stories. 

A disciple-maker in the 1st through 5th-grade classes understands…
They are not merely keeping kids busy while the parents are in church.
They show the kids genuine worship as they sit in the auditorium and praise our amazing Savior.
They show the love of Jesus by taking time to teach, talk to, and listen to the kids.

A disciple-maker who is greeting on Sunday morning understands…
They are not just greeting people at the door.
They are helping others prepare for our Sunday morning gathering time.
They welcome those who desperately need Jesus to a service proclaiming Him in singing, preaching, and conversation.

A disciple-maker in a small group leadership role understands…
They are not running a group meeting.
They are showing sincere love by being used by God to love people more.
They show God-focused trust by praying for their and the group’s concerns.

Serving in any ministry at church is more than volunteering time.
It is glorifying God by helping others.
It is about growing in Christ and investing in the spiritual growth of others.
"Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth." (1 John 3:18)